STAFF

Vortex Staff 2020-2021


Editor-in-Chief / Emma Lassiter


Associate Editor / Gabrielle Elaine Thurman


Copy Editor / Anna Van


Layout Editor / Paige Hooten


Social Media and Marketing Manager / Brittany Pauly


Art Editor / Maegan Wise


Art Judges / Amy Ling, Jamie Mullins, Anastassiya Selezneva


Digital Media Editor / Madison Esteves


Digital Media Judges / Jordan Jackson, Amy Ling, Maegan Wise


Fiction Editor / Thomas Douglas


Fiction Readers / Savanna Gauthier, Annie Grimes, Nicole Hunt, Jordan Jackson, Jamie Mullins, Haley Riggs


Nonfiction Editor / Stephanie Meador


Nonfiction Readers / Alyssa Donato, Savanna Gauthier, Eddy Guinee, Haley Riggs


Poetry Editor / Nicole Vincent


Poetry Readers / Jazmyne Black, Eden Johnson, Ari Gray, Annie Grimes, Eddy Guinee, Madison Roy


Script Editor / Nicholas Walters


Script Readers / Jazmyne Black, Blake Johnson, Emi Millerd, Cody Tigue


Faculty Advisor / John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice teaches both graduate and undergraduate students in UCA’s Creative Writing program. His teaching interests include fiction writing, travel writing, and playwriting. His stories, essays, poems, and one-act plays have appeared widely in creative journals, including Sou’wester, Seattle Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, and South 85. His recent books include a short story collection called Island Fog (Lavender Ink, 2014) and the historical novel The Last Days of Oscar Wilde (Burlesque Press, 2018). He has also had several one-act plays produced onstage. His novel Nous Nous will be published by Braddock Avenue Books in 2021. More information about him can be found at johnvanderslicebooks.com. You can read his blog Payperazzi at payperazzi.blogspot.com.